Randstad, the world’s leading HR services provider, is gearing up to conquer the UK market, as it hones in on bolstering its talent pool across several chosen markets, as part of a new £12m hiring strategy for 2021. Markets include, finance, construction, property, engineering, technology, financial services, HR, healthcare, education, student support, business support, tech as well as their Randstad in-house services teams which major in automotive, retail, warehousing and logistics.
Having already secured the industry world number one position back in 2018, the specialist recruiter’s bold ambition of increasing UK market share, will see over 200 new full-time employees join the business this year, across sectors and nationwide.
In addition to scouting the nation’s best recruitment consultants, Randstad’s talent attraction drive will see new head office support roles and significant investment in business transformation positions, with the aim to service more of the UK’s largest and most well-known client brands.
With significant market share growth in 2020, Randstad was able to appoint a number of new leadership positions, including a Director of Inclusion and Wellbeing, Laura Todd. Laura has responsibility for all areas of equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, while enhancing and accelerating the overall experience for Randstad’s employees, clients and candidates.
Victoria Short, Randstad UK CEO says “It’s our people who propel our success. It’s the right time for us to invest in this way. There is huge opportunity for us right now, we’re very well positioned to succeed. Our strategy has been set for a couple of years and the ship is heading in the right direction. With our headcount set to expand significantly and rapidly over the next few months, I would encourage any highly-driven and growth-minded individuals who thrive in a competitive, rewarding and diverse working culture, to get in touch now.”
Last month, Randstad Holdings generated a strong set of results in its fourth quarter and delivered a solid and competitive performance for the year. Revenue for the group recovered consistently month-by-month from April to December, with activity momentum in January 2021 reaching last year’s pre-pandemic levels, driven by operational agility and a diversified portfolio.